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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ingush Leader Fires Cabinet Over ‘Unsatisfactory Work’

Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, who recently returned to work after a June assassination attempt, dismissed his government Monday for not fulfilling its tasks.

“At today’s meeting with the Cabinet, the president announced the decision to dissolve the whole government,” Yevkurov’s spokesman, Kaloi Akhilgov, told The Moscow Times by telephone from Magas.

He said the official reason for the shakeup was the “unsatisfactory work of the government in solving social and economic problems, as well as problems in agriculture and corruption.”

Prime Minister Rashid Gaisanov was fired under a separate order Monday and replaced with Alexei Vorobyov, the secretary of the Ingush security council.

The other government ministers will continue their work until a new Cabinet is formed. Akhilgov said it was unclear Monday evening who would join the new Cabinet. About 30 people were dismissed under Yevkurov’s order Monday, including committee and council heads, Akhilgov said.

President Dmitry Medvedev appointed Yevkurov, a decorated war veteran, as Ingush president last October. Yevkurov reshuffled the government and kicked off a campaign against corruption, engaged the local opposition and moved to improve the living conditions of the residents.

Yevkurov suffered serious injuries in June when a car bomber attacked the presidential motorcade in the city of Nazran. The Ingush president was rushed to a Moscow hospital, where he recovered over the summer and returned to work in late August, promising changes to the government and a tough policy.

While Yevkurov was hospitalized, Medvedev fired Ingushetia’s interior minister over an Aug. 17 suicide attack in Nazran that killed at least 25 people.